I got an answer from the author...a first edition book. Now I have to try the solution...
Yes, I've been trying to learn php for some time now. I learned asp with a Dreamweaver tutorial, presnted at WebThang.com
and that was a comfortable experience, compared to this. Gordon Knapp, the author of the site, died trying to learn php. He was a great man- I miss him.
This stuff is raw programming but I may be able to make up a library of snippets for DW to streamline development tasks and simplify everything. Just delegating the time to unravel all the problems has been the hardest thing to do. Students starve. Thank you for your interest!